Coalition of Graduate Workers co-chair Eric Scott: “Each one of us is not that powerful in comparison to the grand monolith of the university, but when we stand together, when we are united together, we are a power that can shake these columns.”
An attorney for the UM System contacted the Coalition of Graduate Workers with the decision Friday, according to a news release.
The co-chairmen of the Coalition of Graduate Workers have led the campuswide drive to unionize graduate student workers.
Butler’s hunger strike fueled protests that led to the resignation of UM System President Tim Wolfe.
From a fired professor to a leaked confidential letter, MU ended up in some bizarre situations this year.
MU and UM System officials have said they will not recognize the election results.
Graduate workers have been working to form a union since last August.
In an interview with the Columbia Tribune on Friday, interim Chancellor Hank Foley said the university would not recognize the Coalition of Graduate Worker’s union authorization election being held this week.
As a teaching assistant, Sarah McCune argues why she should be recognized as an employee.
The UM System has retained outside counsel to help determine the employee status of graduate workers.
The UM System cannot selectively call graduate workers employees only when it is convenient.
The Coalition of Graduate Workers are pursuing legal clarification of employee status.
Of the $1.3 trillion in U.S. student debt, graduate students owe 40 percent of it on average, said Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia.
The Task Force on the Graduate Student Experience’s report, released in December, outlines three main recommendations to improve graduate students’ quality of life.
Not all MU grad student parents agree with requests for affordable child care.
“Personally, I’m sorry for what happened, I really am,” Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said.